The Old Man and the Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

A story which is absolutely simple and minimalistic and yet makes you reflect on the various notions and emotions of an individual. Accoladed with the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for his masterpiece, Ernest Hemingway considered this as his finest work. What started off as an essay for a magazine, culminated into a novel after almost a decade of his career. Cover Page The novel comes in various cover pages. The black background with a... continue reading→

Expressing love in 14 ways

What is it about love and words that has a way with us ? The way these words bring a lovelorn smile to our faces, brings back memories – the good , bad and ugly, the myriad emotions that one can try and only fail to escape when in love. From time immemorial we have tried to encapsulate our emotions into words, and though a day wouldnt quite suffice to celebrate love , here are... continue reading→

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The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra

A fair lady in distress, a prince charming and a ‘happy ever after’ is what most of the fairytales consist of. The debate of whether fairytales are good for kids or not is going on since centuries. There is no right way to tackle this but one issue is settled. Fairytales have been a part of all our childhood. We have come across it in different forms. Grandmother sat in the blessed bright sunshine and... continue reading→

The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey

When I came across a few posts on different platforms where people were constantly battling for and against the almost ‘cult’ status of the book, ‘the 5th wave’, I decided to give it a try myself. ‘The 5th wave’ is going around fitting itself in the ‘science fiction’ genre and it irritates me enough to actually wish that I had read more books on this genre to negate the claim. ‘The Martian’ is science fiction.... continue reading→

Well-spent Weekends: Atta Galatta

With Atta Galatta having fun events (read fun for bibliophiles and the like!) at regular intervals, Team Meraki has always been delighted with what they have to offer. From their many book launches, we attended the most recent one by Manu S. Pillai, to the more recent folklore telling by the Storywallahs, we have been quite enthralled. Aimed at kids mostly and for anyone who has been fantasized by stories, our Saturday evening was well... continue reading→

Fatal Attraction: When love turns to murder

by Mike James

A true crime library, Fatal Attraction was first written in the year 1992 by Mike James. It is a compilation of 20 short stories, more so a documentation of 20 gruesome crimes of passion, committed due to love and rage. Stories touching upon various human emotions like money, love, lust, rage, jealousy etc. this book has series of stories written by different writers. This non fiction documentation is a subtle reminder that we are not... continue reading→